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Canadian Financial Close: TSX gains on strong Rogers performance

By Commodity News Service Canada July 20 (CNS Canada) – The Canadian dollar strengthened slightly on Thursday, mostly due to a weaker United States dollar. The U.S. currency fell in the wake of uninspired quarterly reports from major companies and dipped in value compared to the euro when the European Union announced its central bank […] Read more

U.S. livestock: Live cattle slump on profit-taking, cash caution

Chicago | Reuters — Chicago Mercantile Exchange live cattle futures closed lower on Thursday, erasing most of Wednesday’s gains, pressured by profit-taking and caution while awaiting remaining cash prices, traders said. Technical selling contributed to market losses ahead of the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s monthly Cattle on Feed report on Friday, traders said. USDA will […] Read more



Pulse Report: Ontario/Manitoba beans flowering

By Commodity News Service Canada July 20 (CNS Canada) – Dry beans in Ontario are starting to flower and growers were out in fields scouting for signs of mould. Some growers reported finding western bean cutworm in traps, prompting the need for additional monitoring. In Manitoba, warmer temperatures have advanced dry bean growth with many […] Read more


Feed Grains: Corn continues climb, lifted by weather fears

By Commodity News Service Canada July 20 (CNS Canada) – Chicago corn is up 8.5 U.S. cents for both the September and December contracts today to US$3.91 for September and US$4.0475 for December. Prices were lifted on expectations that hot weather will continue and stress crops during the key pollination phase. Feed barley being offered […] Read more

North American grain/oilseed review: Canola ends higher

By Jade Markus, Commodity News Service Canada Winnipeg, July 20 (CNS Canada) – ICE Futures Canada canola ended higher on Thursday, supported by speculative buying. Traders moved to the bull side, as the canola crop may be feeling pressure from hot and dry conditions across the Prairies—especially as supplies of the commodity are already tight. […] Read more


ICE canola advances at midday

By Jade Markus, Commodity News Service Canada WINNIPEG, July 20 (CNS Canada) – ICE Canada canola contracts were stronger at midday on Thursday. The market advanced with spillover strength from the US soy complex and concern about crops in Western Canada. Chicago Board of Trade soybeans, soy meal and soy oil were all higher Thursday, […] Read more

Canadian Dollar and Business Outlook

By Commodity News Service Canada July 20 (CNS Canada) – The Canadian dollar dipped against its U.S. counterpart Thursday morning, but retained its year-long highs, as oil prices rose. The U.S. dollar, meanwhile, has shed value against a basket of international currencies. The loonie was trading at 79.32 cents U.S. at 9:02 a.m. CDT (C$1.2607 […] Read more


ICE Canola Strengthens With Soybeans Early Thursday

By Phil Franz-Warkentin, Commodity News Service Canada WINNIPEG, July 20 (CNS Canada) – ICE Canada canola contracts were stronger Thursday morning, as ongoing North American production uncertainty provided support. Conditions remain hot and dry in many parts of Western Canada, while Midwestern weather concerns are also keeping soybeans pointed higher, with yield prospects declining for […] Read more

Global markets: Technology sector becomes investor darling

By Commodity News Service Canada July 20 (CNS Canada) – The following is a glance at the news moving markets in Canada and globally. – Investors are delving into technology sector stocks, as they look for sectors that might escape the policy gridlock in Washington. The sector is also thought to show good growth potential […] Read more